Welcome. I am glad you have found your way here. I hope you will find useful information here, and that I am able to answer some of your questions and convey my clinical approach to you.
My approach to psychotherapy is determined by your unique experiences; the way you view the world and yourself which results in feelings and behaviors that may hinder you in living the life you wish for in your relationships and career. Rather than expecting you to fit one rigid approach I will strive to find the most effective way to help you within a framework that is flexible and individualized. I provide a safe, respectful, non-judgmental environment where you can develop and explore your thoughts further.
No matter what theoretical belief a psychotherapist has, what it comes down to is that there are two individuals that meet and start to talk to each other. It is the finding of words for your thoughts, your feelings and your experiences, in the past as well as your vision of your present and future. It is the creating of a story of who you are, where you came from and where you are going that slowly elicits changes in you. Our work is participatory, which means I not only listen but also share my reaction and perspective to what I hear, without being intrusive.
My area of expertise is the treatment of individuals with mood disorders, or who have experienced trauma through physical, sexual or emotional abuse, as well as individuals who struggle with relationships (job, romantic relationships and family).
I provide Psychotherapy: I provide short- and long-term individual therapy for adolescents and adults. The goal of psychotherapy is to work on a specific problem you have in life – be it an emotional issue (anxiety, depression), or a relationship problem you are experiencing with family or friends, at work, or elsewhere in your life. We meet once or twice per week for 50 min.
I provide Psychoanalysis: I offer psychoanalysis to adults and sometimes to adolescents. Psychoanalysis is a method that will increase awareness of yourself, understanding patterns of feeling and relating that might hinder you in achieving a centered and satisfied life. I offer psychoanalytic treatment to individuals whose difficulties are not limited to one but pervade many area’s of their life and who experience a general dissatisfaction and/or suffering from long-standing depression, anxiety, sexual difficulties, physical symptoms without physical basis, or typically feel isolated or alone. Some people need psychoanalysis because their pattern of thinking, understanding others and environment and their behavior diminishes or prevents them from experiencing greater pleasure or productivity in life. The therapy takes place in a reclined position on a couch four times a week on fixed agreed upon appointments of 45 min.
I work with individuals that seek therapy for a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, problems maintaining or developing relationships with friends, family, partners, colleagues and superiors. Sometimes individuals see me due to difficulties in creating a healthy balance between work and life or difficulties in finding balance throughout all areas of their life. They are not always clear about the cause for feelings of depression, anxiety and confusion. Loneliness, poor self-esteem, self-defeating behavior and feelings of loss of meaning may be other issues they present with.
I have experience working with individuals who are struggling with life transitions such as marriage, divorce, empty nest and loss in the family or job and other.
I work with adolescents who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems of any type.
Adolescence has always been one of the most challenging times in a person’s life but modern society has added difficulties and demands that former generations did not have to deal with.
I combine emotion-focused therapy with a psychodynamic approach. We focus not on the individuals themselves but have the relationship and the couple’s interactions and their assumptions of each other’s behaviours. in the center of our attention.
Couples sessions usually also last 50 min but they are encouraged to come in the initial phase of the treatment to 1.5 sessions of 75 min duration.
Hours and Locations:
Office in Toronto: 360 Dupont Street, M5R 1V9
Monday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Office in London, ON: 307-186 Albert Street N6A 1M1
Friday 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday: 7:00 am - 10:00 am